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Registering for the GP Jo Van Deraffe cyclocross race through USA Cycling

In order for your family to race at GP Jo Van Deraffe, you'll need to get each member set up with a USA Cycling account. Registering with USA Cycling helps protect all racers with cancellation and event insurance, as well as supporting the sport in general. Unfortunately it is a bit of a process for first timers, so we've created a walkthrough to help make this easier.

Step 1: Go to is.gd/gpjo2018

Step 2: Click the "Log in" button in the top right corner.

Step 3: If you or your family member hasn't raced before, you'll need to click "Sign up for a new account."

Otherwise, log in and skip to Step 6.

Step 4: You'll need to create an account for every family member who plans on racing.

Step 5: After everyone is registered for a USA Cycling account, you can now register them for GP Jo Van Deraffe.

Step 6: Go back to the GP Jo Van Deraffe registration page (is.gd/gpjo2018).

Step 7: You'll be registering each family member one at a time, but you can pay altogether at the end.

Select the checkbox next to the category that is right for your family member.

There are restrictions based on age, gender, and skill level. For instance, there are 4 categories for youth:

  • Juniors, aged 9-14 - Mixed gender, all-inclusive
  • Juniors, aged 15-18 - Mixed gender, all-inclusive
  • Juniors, aged 9-14 - Women, girls, trans folks
  • Juniors, aged 15-18 - Women, girls, trans folks

If you are over 18, select the appropriate Cat 5 race, which are geared towards adult beginners.

Step 8: Scroll to the bottom and click "Next."

Step 9: Race participation requires purchasing a race license with USA Cycling, which covers your family members if they are injured. If you did not purchase a license when you registered (Steps 3-5), a 1-day license (which costs $10) will be added to your cart.

(If you get hooked on cyclocross, it may make sense to buy a year-long license at the beginning of next year.)

Step 10: An online service fee ($2.70 per race) will also be added to your cart.

Step 11: If you want to register an additional family member, click "Register additional riders or races."

Otherwise, skip to Step 14.

Step 12: If you are registering an additional family member, select the dropdown menu below the photos and select "Lookup member…"

Step 13: Type the name of the other family member and resume your selections.

Step 14: Once you've registered all family members, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your billing information.

Step 15: Click "I Authorize this Transaction."

Step 16: Read the waiver.

Step 17: Scroll down and type “I agree” in the box and click “Submit.”

Congrats!

You're now registered for GP Jo Van Deraffe. Show up an hour before your race to pick up your race numbers and get ready to have some fun! Get more information on how to prepare.

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